how to pronounce silhouette

/ˌsɪləˈwɛt/

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silhouette is pronounced in three syllables

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sɪləwɛt

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An example use of silhouette in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… kind of the the silhouette of a woman's …”

meanings of silhouette

noun:

  1. An illustrated outline filled in with a solid color(s), usually only black, and intended to represent the shape of an object without revealing any other visual details; a similar appearance produced when the object being viewed is situated in relative darkness with brighter lighting behind it; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.

verb:

  1. To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.

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